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Consec at Twickenham

by Mark Rowe

Twickenham Stadium in west London is again the venue on Thursday, October 13 for Consec, the 28th annual conference and exhibition of the Association of Security Consultants (ASC).

The event consistently takes a strategic view of security and risks, and has some authoritative speakers. Hence it’s of interest for more than the pure security consultant; and hence a talk by a return speaker, Prof Peter Neumann, of Kings College London (KCL) and the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation, who will describe the ‘enduring threats from terrorism’.

Consec also takes ACS members and guests into more detail, and 2022 is no exception, for among the invited speakers are Paul Bean, Director of Security and Organisational Resilience, Royal Mail; and Nick Knight, who was the Director of Security, at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham that ran successfully in midsummer. Andy Blackwell and John Wood are to cover aviation security, before a panel discussion to close the morning session.

What the outcomes might be from the Manchester Arena Inquiry, as last year, whether for security advisers or practitioners or both, is a topic. Last year the ASC heard from Paul Greaney KC, Counsel to the Manchester Arena Inquiry, speaking from Manchester remotely as the Inquiry was in session; he’s invited back to open the afternoon session. This year, also invited are Supt Adam Thompson, Head of the UK official National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NACTSO); and Eric Stuart, of the event security and stewarding contractor Gentian Events and chair of the UK Crowd Management Association (UKCMA).

As for several years now, the chair for the day is the former chief exec of the Security Industry Authority, the urbane Bill Butler.

The full line-up and speaker biographies are printed in the October print edition of Professional Security Magazine, that you can also read as a flip-page document on the ‘magazine‘ section of this website.

As for housekeeping, parking at the ground is free. Those attending should head for the West Car Park and ensure you enter your car registration in the digital pads at the entrance. Or, you can pre-book.

While Consec is the ASC’s flagship event of the year, the association also runs numerous gatherings in London over the year. Visit Or email

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